Tammy can be 'very important', says Fer

5th August 2017
First team

Leroy Fer reckons Tammy Abraham's promising start to life as a Swan is a sign of things to come from the young striker.

Abraham was once again on the scoresheet against Sampdoria on Saturday, taking his tally to three goals from four games following his loan move from Chelsea.

The 19-year-old’s close-range effort against the Serie A outfit added to strikes against Birmingham City and Richmond Kickers earlier in Swansea’s 2017-18 preparations.

“You can see how good a player he is,” said Fer. “He’s got a lot of ability and you can see how dangerous he can be. He’s still only 19, but he’s a real talent.

“He’s very quick and he can be a very important player for us. Hopefully he can continue to score goals throughout the season.”

Fer himself scored six of his own during the 2016-17 campaign.

The Dutch midfielder was back amongst the goals against Sampdoria, breaking the deadlock with a well-placed header in the first half.

And Fer is hoping his goal against the Italian outfit was a sign of things to come.

“I scored a lot in the first half of the season, but not so many in the second half last season.” added Fer. 

“I’ll try to score more next season - in the first half and the second half!

“It would be great to score some more goals, but the most important thing for me is to be important for the team.”